Virtual PC 2007 On Vista Home Edition

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by PRINCE, Jul 14, 2008.


    PRINCE Guest

    Do you if Virtual PC 2007 is ok on Vista Home Edition ?
    PRINCE, Jul 14, 2008
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    PaulB Guest

    Microsoft doesn't support it on Home Premium but I have used it for quite
    awhile and it seems to work just fine. You will receive a warning when you
    install it that it is not supported on your operating system.
    PaulB, Jul 14, 2008
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    Dave Guest

    Yes, it works ok on VHP. It's not supported, however.
    The newsgroup that discusses it is
    Dave, Jul 14, 2008
  4. The Virtual PC application requires a 400 MHz Pentium-compatible processor
    (1.0 GHz or faster recommended), and requires approximately 35 MB of disk
    space. It runs on Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows
    Vista Ultimate, Windows XP Professional, or Windows XP Tablet PC Edition,
    Windows Vista SP1 (Enterprise, Business, Ultimate), Windows XP SP3.
    Mark L. Ferguson, Jul 14, 2008

    sascha Guest

    it runs in fact on any XP and Vista, if M$ likes it or not. There is also a
    hack on the net that let's run vpc07 on 2000.

    sascha, Jul 14, 2008

  6. It runs on the Home editions as well but the user is informed that it is not
    supported (meaning not eligible for phone and email support from MS PSS on
    the Home editions).
    Colin Barnhorst, Jul 14, 2008

    charlies Guest

    I have tried to install and get the following message: you are not running on
    a supported operating system. Please see Microsoft
    charlies, Aug 9, 2008
  8. Virtual PC 2007 Supported Operating Systems:

    Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86); Windows Server 2003,
    Standard x64 Edition; Windows Vista Business; Windows Vista Business 64-bit edition;
    Windows Vista Enterprise; Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit edition; Windows Vista Ultimate;
    Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition; Windows XP Professional Edition;
    Windows XP Professional x64 Edition ; Windows XP Tablet PC Edition

    Sorry, but Vista Home Premium is not on the list.
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Aug 9, 2008
  9. Just click "OK or "Continue" or whatever and drive on. You can install and
    use it, it simply isn't "supported". That means that if something doesn't
    work Microsoft has no responsibility to make it right.

    I run Virtual PC on my Windows Vista Home Premium edition PC with no
    problems whatsoever.
    Richard G. Harper, Aug 9, 2008

  10. Not officially supported, but as many people here have pointed out, it
    works fine.
    Ken Blake, MVP, Aug 9, 2008
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    sncharris Guest

    I have a software program that will not run on Vista Home Edition Premium. I
    have installed the Virtual PC 2007 but I need to rum XP or Vista Business to
    get the software to work on my PC. Should I install XP verison?

    sncharris, Sep 20, 2008
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    Dave Guest

    VPC 2007 does work on VHP, but it's not "supported".
    Dave, Sep 21, 2008
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    lucky_12 Guest

    I've bn trying to get VPC2007 to run on my VHP sys but no luck, I se
    up everything like I have when using VPC in the past, but I get thi

    first it loads saying
    client MAC ADDR: [numbers] GUID: [more numbers
    then after a while it comes up with a boot error message
    Reboot and Select proper Boot devic
    or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device
    do you have any solutions
    lucky_12, Feb 19, 2009
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    Buddha Guest

    I have VPC on Vista Home Premium without any problems. It did point out
    that my OS wasn't supported when I installed it, but I installed it anyway,
    and it works fine.

    The problem with "Reboot and select proper boot device" normally means you
    don't have an OS installed on your Virtual PC, nor do you have a bootable
    image or disk in the floppy or CD drives. This is the same alert you would
    get on any PC if no OS were installed.

    If you place either an OS installation floppy or CD in the appropriate drive
    you should be able to configure, format, and make an OS installation to the
    Virtual HDD and then boot it as you would with any system.

    I have several virtual PCs ranging from DOS to Win2K, and the procedures to
    get up and running vary from running sys c: under DOS to simply booting from
    the CD and following the prompts an newer versions of Windows, but they all
    work OK here.


    Buddha, Feb 19, 2009
  15. VPC is like any other computer. Did you "install" an operating system?


    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience

    Richard Urban, Feb 19, 2009
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    psytce Guest

    Yes .. once again Mircosoft messed up.

    There are millions of PCs with Home Premium pre installed, and the one thing
    that could help people run different operating systems is not supported by

    That is some great customer service .... EDITED by me. ......

    You should be supporting this on what is probably your most installed OS .....

    Maybe getting help from Microsoft is just not for the common people .....
    psytce, Apr 30, 2009
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    Dave Guest

    Dave, Apr 30, 2009
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